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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Special no-proffreading edition

I think my cousin is a bad influence. He talked us intp stopping at the Rouns Corner on our way home form the hippy co-op, and I do believe tha t gin and tonics are supposed to have tonics in them. We got home late, barely enough time for them to run to the Train Museum while I meke dinner. My sister looked at me disapprovingly and said my cheeks are all flushed, then realized who she was talking to and told me to have another while they're gone.

I'm making them mac and cheese, greens and black-eyed peas. I can't htink why I am serving effete Californian faux-Southern food to people who are actually from the South, especially since he already said something about whether the black-eyed beas would have fatback in them, to, you know, make htem have flavor. They're nice though, and will act like thye like it no matter what.

Later,

Megan

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is your first drunk blog posting, it's a fine effort!

I wonder if drunk blogging will ever be as well-recognized a phenomenon as drunk dialing ...?

Peter
Iron Rails & Iron Weights

6:48 PM  
Blogger Spungen said...

Hey, didn't you say in a recent post that you'd never actually been drunk?

Next stop on the gin train, we'll get you to like real martinis (rather than those fruit-flavored vodka drinks served in a martini glass) (although those are good too).

Megan, I've always wondered -- how did you get through law school without frequent drunkenness? When I entered, I liked the occasional umbrella drink. By graduation, I had picked up a taste for straight Scotch, preferably with a cigarette chaser. And it sounds like you were way more popular than I was, so presumably would have had more peers providing such encouragement ...;)

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next stop on the gin train, we'll get you to like real martinis (rather than those fruit-flavored vodka drinks served in a martini glass) (although those are good too).

They may taste okay but they're not martinis. A martini is gin (not vodka), vermouth and an olive). Nothing else. I cringe whenever I hear talk of a "appletini" or something of its ilk.

Peter
Iron Rails & Iron Weights

11:42 AM  
Blogger Spungen said...

They must do that 'cause those glasses look so cool, Peter. Very few classic drinks actually come in martini glasses. But, the unofficial international symbol for cocktail is a martini glass, not a highball or old-fashioned which are much more common.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, the unofficial international symbol for cocktail is a martini glass, not a highball or old-fashioned which are much more common.

New York parks and playgrounds have these pictographic signs listing prohibited items and activities. A dog with a red slash through it means "No dogs allowed" and a boom box with a red slash means "No radio playing." The symbol for "No alcoholic beverages" is a martini glass with a red slash through it - as it anyone who's going to get loaded in a public park is going to be drinking martinis.

Peter
My LIRR/NYCT blog

1:32 PM  
Anonymous jens said...

Martini glasses are a pain.

Saturday night a couple of waitresses at my favorite pub asked me to join them at the new pub across the street (I think they figured they would be groped less if they already had a guy with them).

They bought me a drink and themselves a couple of "martinis" (actually some kind of pineapple/vodka concoction in a martini glass...very tasty). Then we went to the most distant part of the dance floor and started shaking it. When the glasses were empty (about an hour and a half later, since we were dancing too much to drink fast) I figured it was my turn, so I went to the bar and picked up three of those "martinis".

By the time I made it back to our place, there was more "martini" on my shirt than there was in the glasses. There was enough left to last until closing, but they regretted it the first time they tried to dance close!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the effort intentional? Did you add misspellings for flavor, or were they 100% natural?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

The misspellings were 100% natural. It was very hard to type right then.

In retrospect I am pleased that I upheld two of my New Year's resolutions in one day. (Drink more, make mac and cheese)

5:04 PM  
Blogger Spungen said...

Boxed mac and cheese, or from scratch? Classic style with Gruyere cheese? I've always wanted to try that. Kraft is good too, though.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous jens said...

Just for reference...

Did trivia at the Old Toad....one of the Saturday waitresses was reading the quiz, and she did a fine job. Had two drinks there.

Went to the "Bug Jar" for eighties music dancing. Had a couple of more drinks. Danced a lot. Felt it was wonderful that there was snow, because I can be harder to cool down than Cuchulain.

Did no proof reading on this entry (although the normal backspacing/error correction part of typing took place).

Can you pinpoint the influence of the alcohol?

11:07 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

From scratch; combination of jarlsberg and gruyere. Very yummy.

6:53 AM  

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